Recording Arts Technology

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Total Degrees​
Awarded in 2020
3,189
declining 12.8%
Median In-State​
Public Tuition
$4,602
growing 8.33%
Median Out-of-State​
Private Tuition
$35,310
growing 8.65%
Average Wage
$64,523
growing 4.52%
People in Workforce
84,104
growing 5.57%
Average Employee Age
36.9
growing 0.0569%

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The locations with the highest concentration of Recording Arts Technology degree recipients are Tempe, AZ, New York, NY, and Los Angeles, CA. The locations with a relatively high number of Recording Arts Technology degree recipients are North Miami Beach, FL, Farmers Branch, TX, and North Bethesda, MD. The most common degree awarded to students studying Recording Arts Technology is a 1 to 2 year postsecondary certificate.

Institutions

Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in Recording Arts Technology and the types of students that study this field. Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences awards the most degrees in Recording Arts Technology in the US, but Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences and Omega Studios' School of Applied Recording Arts & Sciences have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Recording Arts Technology.

Tuition costs for Recording Arts Technology majors are, on average, $4,602 for in-state public colleges, and $35,310 for out of state private colleges.

The most common sector, by number of institutions, that offers Recording Arts Technology programs are Public, 2-year institutions (90 total). The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded, is Public, 2-year (917 completions).

Institutions

Institution with the Most Degrees Awarded in Recording Arts Technology

The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded in Recording Arts Technology, is Public, 2-year (917 completions).

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Tuition Costs for Common Institutions

$4,602
Median In-State Public
$35,310
Median Out of State Private

Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences has the most Recording Arts Technology degree recipients, with 348 degrees awarded in 2020.

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Specialized Colleges

Out of all institutions that offer Recording Arts Technology programs and have at least 5 graduates in those programs, Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences has the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Recording Arts Technology, with 100%.

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Degrees Awarded by County

Counties with the Most Degrees Awarded in Recording Arts Technology

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Growth in Awarded Degrees

Counties with the Fastest Growing Number of Degrees Awarded

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Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Communication Technologies graduates and on wages and locations for those in the field.

The average salary for Communication Technologies majors is $64,523 and the most common occupations are Artists & related workers, Other managers, and Graphic designers.

The industry that employs the most Communication Technologies majors is Motion pictures & video industries, though the highest paying industry, by average wage, is Taxi & limousine service.

Wages

Yearly Income for Common Jobs

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Recording Arts Technology is from the 2 Digit Course Communication Technologies.
$64,523
Average Wage in Workforce
± $5,558
4.52%
1 Year Growth
± 11.3%

The average salary for Communication Technologies majors is $64,523 and the most common occupations are Artists & related workers, Other managers, and Graphic designers.

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Highest Paying Locations

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Recording Arts Technology is from the 2 Digit Course Communication Technologies.

This map shows the public use micro areas (PUMAs) in the United States colored by the average salary of Communication Technologies majors.

Note that the census collects information tied to where people live, not where they work. It is possible that Communication Technologies majors live and work in the same place, but it is also possible that they live and work in two different places.

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Occupations

Most Common

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The most common occupations Communication Technologies majors, by number of employees, are Artists & related workers, Other managers, and Graphic designers.

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Most Specialized

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Highest Paid

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Recording Arts Technology is from the 2 Digit Course Communication Technologies.

The highest paid occupations by median income for Communication Technologies majors are Chief executives & legislators, Physicians, and Administrative services managers.

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Occupations by Share

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Recording Arts Technology is from the 2 Digit Course Communication Technologies.
84,104
2020 Workforce
± 7,118
5.57%
1 Year Growth
± 11.5%

The number of Communication Technologies graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 5.57%, from 79,666 in 2019 to 84,104 in 2020.

The largest single share of Communication Technologies graduates go on to work as Artists & related workers (5.02%). This chart shows the various jobs filled by those with a major in Communication Technologies by share of the total number of graduates.

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Industries

Most Common

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Industries by Share

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Recording Arts Technology is from the 2 Digit Course Communication Technologies.
84,104
2020 Workforce
± 7,118
5.57%
1 Year Growth
± 11.5%

The number of Communication Technologies graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 5.57%, from 79,666 in 2019 to 84,104 in 2020.

The industry which employs the most Communication Technologies graduates by share is Motion pictures & video industries, followed by Computer Systems Design. This visualization shows the industries that hire those who major in Communication Technologies.

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Specialty Locations

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Recording Arts Technology is from the 2 Digit Course Communication Technologies.

This map shows the public use micro areas (PUMAs) in the United States where there are a relatively high population of Communication Technologies majors.

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Diversity

Demographic information for those who earn a degree in Communication Technologies in the United States.

The average age of a person in the workforce with a degree in Communication Technologies is 36.9.

The most common degree type these workers hold is a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate. Male employees are more likely to hold Communication Technologies degrees, and White students are the most common race/ethnicty group awarded degrees in Communication Technologies (1,284 students).

Workforce Age

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Recording Arts Technology is from the 2 Digit Course Communication Technologies.
36.9
Average Age in 2020
± 0.956 Years
0.0569%
1 Year Change
± 3.74%

This chart shows distribution of ages for employees with a degree in Communication Technologies. The most common ages of employees with this major are 27 and 28 years old, which represent 5.04% and 4.94% of the population, respectively.

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Degrees Awarded

The most common degree types awarded to students graduating in Recording Arts Technology are 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate, Associates Degree, and Bachelors Degree.

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Workforce Degrees

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Recording Arts Technology is from the 2 Digit Course Communication Technologies.

The most common degree types held by the working population in Communication Technologies are Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, and Professional degree.

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Sex Imbalance for Common Institutions

Male (81.9%)
Most Common Sex with a Degree in this Field

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Race & Ethnicity by Degrees Awarded

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,284 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    845 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    631 degrees awarded

This chart shows the number of degrees awarded in Recording Arts Technology for each race & ethnicity. White students earned the largest share of the degrees with this major.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Race/Ethnicity and Sex Combination
  1. Hispanic or Latino Male
    340 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    334 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    237 degrees awarded

This chart illustrates the differences by sex for each race & ethnicity of 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Recording Arts Technology. Hispanic or Latino Male students, who earn most of the degrees in this field, are the most common combination of race/ethnicity and sex.

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Global Diversity

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Recording Arts Technology is from the 2 Digit Course Communication Technologies.
Most Common Countries of Origin
  1. India
    837 degree recipients
  2. Mexico
    806 degree recipients
  3. Korea
    704 degree recipients
High Relative Number of Students
  1. Belarus
    8.64 times more than expected
  2. United Kingdom, not specified
    5.13 times more than expected
  3. Australia
    4.56 times more than expected

There are a relatively high number of people that were born in Belarus that hold Communication Technologies degrees (8.64 times more than expected), and the most common country of origin by total numbers for non-US students earning a degree in this field is India (837 degree recipients).

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for those working in the Recording Arts Technology field from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Recording Arts Technology majors need many skills, but most especially Active Listening. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Recording Arts Technology majors need more than the average amount of Equipment Maintenance, Repairing, and Equipment Selection.

These two visualizations, one a radial chart and one a bar chart, show the same information, a rating of how necessary the following skills are for Recording Arts Technology majors. Toggle between "value" and "RCA" to see the absolute rating of that skill (value) and the revealed comparative advantage (RCA), or how much greater or lesser that skill's rating is than the average. The longer the bar or the closer the line comes to the circumference of the circle, the more important that skill is. The importance of Equipment Maintenance is very distinctive for majors, but the Active Listening, Reading Comprehension, and Critical Thinking are the three most important skills for people in the field.

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